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Hi,

Has any one had Blue Phantom (Blueberry) shrimp?

Can't seem to find any information on them, I presently have 3 Amano shrimps that are doing well, not lost one since getting them about 7 months ago.

I am looking at adding to the shrimp community and want to add some colour as the Amano's are not the most colourful but are good fun.

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I had 4 of them. Recently eaten by my bichir or are incredibly good at hiding. What do you want to know about them? I loved their color. Just make sure you are getting blueberry shrimp and not phantom shrimp.... their is a saltwater kind named phantom shrimp. They are more shy then amanos. You need to get a good amount of them for them to come out more unless it's a shrimp only tank.
 

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You have answered a couple of questions in your reply, I have Harlequins and Guppies in the tank along with my Amano's they all seem to get on so was wondering if the addition of these would keep the calm, the Amano's don't really hide and are quite active in the tank.

I will check on the name of the shrimp but they are advertised as freshwater, worth an email to the seller though.

Shame that yours have been eaten, don't want that to happen in my tank.
 

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I have just done a bit more research, it seems that almost any fish will eat these, may try some Blue jelly shrimp, I may have to looks at a shrimp only tank to get the most out of these shrimp.
 

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If they are advertised as freshwater I'm sure they are the right ones. Mine were a very pretty deep blue. They would probaby be fine if the harlequins(I've never owned them so don't know their behavior) don't bother them. My kids have a shrimp and guppy tank and all of our shrimp in there run around all over and are not shy but there are a decent amount of shrimp per gallon in that tank... however I suspect even if there were just two they would be pretty active because the fish ignore them and the tank is full of plants. The blue jelly shrimp are quite pretty and I almost ordered some... but I am out of room in my shrimp safe tanks. What size tank do you have?
I wouldn't shy away from the blueberry shrimp..I really loved mine. I would just make sure to get at least 5. Same goes for blue jelly shrimp. When ordered they often come VERY small so make sure you either are using a sponge filter, have a shrimp guard on your filter intake or make a shrimp guard for the intake. My kids have 2 orange eyed blue tiger shrimp and they came maybe a cm in length all the others I have came 1/2 inch or so.
 

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I have a 90 litre planted tank, I have been looking at getting the orange eyed blue tiger shrimp, I have found a supplier near me so can go and have a look at the condition of them and select the ones I want.

I have a sponge filter and didn't seem to get any problems with my Amano shrimp so should be good.
 

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From my experience the orange eye blue tigers have been much hardier shrimp then the other dwarf shrimps . They just get shipped so small that I have to be super careful with the gravel vacuum


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Got 3 orange eyes last Friday, can only see 2 now though, I think they can hide pretty well as up until yesterday I thought I only had 1 left.

They seem to get on with the other inhabitants, and they can move quickly when its needed.
 

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They are all there. Mine are like little ninjas hiding in weird places . I actually got 4 more so now I have 6 and I could see ANY of them for days then one day I saw one hiding in the Velcro of the algae glass scrubber and 3 huddled underneath a clear blue rock that is no bigger then a water bottle top. I think they must know its the same color as their body do that's why they were hiding there. The original two are still there and have been there for a while. I love them just really waiting for mind to grow bigger .


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I'd love to try OEBT, or anything other than neocardinia. I've got a 10G with just cherries. However about 3 or 4 weeks back the LFS got in some crystals. I bought the three they had. Days on end will pass and then I'll see one peek out at feeding time.

You find the tigers hardy? How are they for breeding?
 

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I'd love to try OEBT, or anything other than neocardinia. I've got a 10G with just cherries. However about 3 or 4 weeks back the LFS got in some crystals. I bought the three they had. Days on end will pass and then I'll see one peek out at feeding time.

You find the tigers hardy? How are they for breeding?
I find zero death rate..so to me thats hardy. Then again it's a well established tank with perfect water quality. I find a red cherry here and there dead..or a blueberry. But never the orange eyed blue tigers. No breeding yet. They are soooo tiny right now that if they could breed (which I don't know at that size) then the babies will be impossible to see for a while. but if they produce babies.. I find them worthy of setting up one of my spare tanks and breeding them to sell. They are really my favorite shrimp.
 
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